Thursday, October 19, 2006

ART GALLERY - Isaak Levitan

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Isaak Il'ich Levitan [Russian Painter, 1860-1900] - Above the Eternal Peace, 1894, Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
In Above Eternal Peace Levitan has created an image so beautiful and so memorable that it would be difficult to dismiss it lightly as just another landscape painting. As much as painting an image of the Russian land, Levitan evokes a mood of peace and tranquility that becomes inseparable from the idea of space and freedom, and from the universal quality of beauty and art. Benois said that Levitan "felt that Nature lives and praises the Creator," and no painting expresses this sentiment quite like Above Eternal Peace. Read more here:

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